Are you a compassionate person, with a deep-seeded desire to make a real difference in people’s lives? You’re in luck – the aged care industry is currently one of the fastest growing sectors in Australia, as the Baby Boomer generation is retiring and seeking quality support services from reputable organisations.
This means that not only can you feel good about the fact that your work is improving people’s lifestyles and happiness, but there are many benefits that come with working in aged care, and you can also rest assured that your skillset will be in high demand for the foreseeable future with endless career opportunities.
With Australia’s rapidly ageing population, a career in aged care makes perfect sense
In mid-2016, 3.7 million Australians were aged 65 or older; making up 15% of the country’s population. It’s estimated that in another five years, this number will increase to more than 5 million (approximately 18% of Australia’s projected 2026 population).
But here’s the most significant statistic: the amount of Aussies receiving aged care is expected to increase a staggering 150% over the course of the next four decades.
This means countless more jobs, with a vast array of career progression opportunities. Not to mention, you’ll be making an important difference now and in the future.
So, that’s the career path covered – what about the qualifications? Thankfully, TrainSmart makes tertiary education a breeze, with flexible online learning.
Why study a Cert IV in Ageing Support with TrainSmart?
In addition to our top quality trainer support, affordable payment plans and flexible learning options, we are a nationally recognised education provider.
This means that a qualification from TrainSmart opens you up to a wealth of promising career opportunities right across Australia – from hands-on roles to administrative positions and even management.
In just 6-9 months (plus 120 hours of work placement), you can be a qualified aged care professional. Alternatively, you might choose to expand on these newly acquired skills with a Diploma of Counselling, Diploma of Mental Health or a Cert IV in Alcohol & Other Drugs.
Rest assured, our trainers are highly experienced industry professionals who will give you an invaluable insight to how the industry works, so that you can excel in your future roles.
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Interested in pursuing a career in aged care? To enquire about enrolling in TrainSmart’s CHC43015 Cert IV in Ageing Support, please don’t hesitate to contact us. For more information on the course, download our brochure.